Children in Worship
No Sunday School Classes will be held on Sunday, December 25 and January 1
At baptism, we welcome each child into the Lord’s family as fellow members of the body of Christ and workers with us.
Children’s Weekly Bulletins are provided every week for our children and their family at the same place adults pick up the adult bulletin and with the weekly bulletins on the webpage. These bulletins are designed to help children understand the Bible readings that are heard during church each week. They are useful as talking points during the week and as part of your family prayer time at bed time or meal time. Parents are a child’s chief Christian Education leader and should enjoy the walk together in faith with their children.
Spark family magazine provides ways for you to talk about God and Jesus with your children. St. Paul’s subscribes to this magazine for our families with young children sending it directly to your home. The third quarter issue arrived in August. Take time to read the stories with your children and try out some of the activities. Enjoy growing in faith together. (If you are not receiving this magazine, simply call the church office and asked to be added to the subscription list.)
Presentation of Age Appropriate Bibles
Presentation of Bibles—Sunday September 18
The Christian Education Committee presents children and youth with Bibles on an annual basis. During the rite of Baptism we promise that as the child grows we will place in his or her hands the Holy Scriptures and provide for his or her instruction in the Christian faith. This year we presented Bibles to a slightly different age group due to the fact that publishers have changed the reading levels of certain editions. Children entering kindergarten, fourth grade, and seventh grade were presented Bibles. This coincides with the beginning of the Sunday school year and the recognition of our dedicated teachers. Our hope as a faith community is that by placing in the hands of our children versions of the Bible that are age appropriate, we may get our young people more engaged in reading and discussing Bible stories. It is important for us to honestly use our Bibles. They should show signs of wear and use. The Reformation of the 16th century encouraged Christian people to read and study the Bible.
Sunday Morning Children’s Classes for Infant through Grade 6:
Infant-Preschool – These young learners are introduced to some of the Bible stories. They also spend time building relationships through exploration and play. Parents are welcome to stay with their child during this class if they wish.
Kindergarten – Grade 2 – These early readers are beginning to read the Bible stories as they explore God’s love for his people. Activities and crafts help to support this learning.
Grades 3-6 – This group is ready to dig deeper into the stories they heard when they were younger. The curriculum helps them grow in their Christian Faith.
Sr High Sunday School – Grade 9 through 12 – Beginning Sunday, September 18 – 9:15 am – 10:15 am—Youth Room
Join Miss Kelly for a weekly discussion on Bringing Faith into our Lives. This will include listening to and looking closely at the words to your favorite songs, books you may be reading and current events. The first and last Sunday of each month you will be doing service projects that may include, helping with stocking the food pantry, creating packages for St. Paul’s college students, making cards for St. Paul’s home bound parishioners, and wrapping Christmas gifts for Spirit Trust Lutheran Home. On weeks that Confirmation class is not held the confirmands are invited to join this class.
CREATE will be held in person on Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:15 p.m., January 17th and go until Tuesday, May 9th.
Pictures are posted in the Gallery from the “Nativity Play” on December 18. The children did a great job! A big thank you to the children and their parents, Miss Kelly, Mrs. Jones and Pastor Reep. Click here for gallery:
Music and Create will resume January 17th. Children age 3 through grade 1 will have Cherub Choir with Mrs. Jones from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and Create with Miss Kelly 6:30-7:00 p.m. Children in grades 3 through grade 6 will have Create with Miss Kelly 6:00-6:30 p.m. and Cantabile Choir and Bells with Mrs. Jones from 6:30 -7:15 p.m.
During Create the children will be hearing stories and doing art projects about being God’s Good Stewards Together. In music the children will continue to explore different musical parts of the worship service by playing different musical instruments and singing a variety of songs.
Musical Opportunities for Children are:
Cantabile Bell Choir – (See more)
Cherub Choir – (See more)
The Lutheran Camping Corporation carries out its mission as a gracious expression of God’s. The heart of that mission is to: The Church, in a place and time apart…Where God’s presence is experienced, Faith is renewed, Christ’s love is felt, and the Church is strengthened for the service and proclamation of the Gospel! Our goal is for each child to experience the love of Christ!
We are encouraging all of our children and youth to attend a week of church camp.
Testimonial from one of our families that did the Family Camp at Kirchenwald: “In August 2019, our family had the opportunity to attend Family Camp for a half week at Camp Kirchenwald. It is our second year attending this annual camp. We find this camp to be a great place to spend time together as a family, to engage with other families in faith, and to unplug from electronic devices and connect with nature. Our 5-year-old son loves camp too. He enjoyed the many outdoor activities, especially the big capture the flag game.”
” …we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that He has done.” Psalm 78:4